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Friendly plastic

Posted by Christa on April 24, 2011 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (3)

Friendly first.

Last minute again for the challenge over at the Craft Barn. I didn't think i'd have time as its Easter weekend and I was busy with family but I managed a quick play tonight, heres what i made.

A heart shape following Chris Dark's tutorial using fibre for texture on the friendly plastic. I think my fibres were too compact to let the plastic bubble through properly but not bad for a first attempt. Sorry for rubbish photo!! Also made a pendant following Michelles tutorial, that turned out okay as well. 



Easter Card

Posted by Christa on April 21, 2011 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Only just going to make the deadline for this weeks Our Daily Bread challenge which is No Colouring.

I used currant Adirondac ink to stamp with and sponge the edge of the die cut matt. I cut out the flowers to create some depth.The lovely background paper from Crafty Individuals was a pefect match for the stamps.

Easter Bunny

Posted by Christa on April 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Easter!

What lovely weather we've been having these past few weeks and it looks like it will continue for the holiday weekend. Have fun everyone.

My card today is this cute little Easter Bunny. Template from Cardmaking Paradise. He stands up on his feet to display and folds down to pop in an envelope. You can remove the little greetings card.







Computer problems

Posted by Christa on April 16, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone.......

Just popped in to let you know I'm still having computer problems, my PC is just too old now and refusing to play nicely so i'm in the process of transferring everything to my new laptop. Unfortunately my scanner will not communicate with it so will have to update it as well, hope to get my camera linked up soon and then get back to crafting so I have something new to post. Watch this space!

Craft Barn

Posted by Christa on April 11, 2011 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Glitter Challenge.

What a week i've had with no internet connection. Finally managed to get it to connect but it a bit hit and miss not sure what the problem is, sometimes it works then when I try later it says network can't be found! GRRRR.

Anyway back to the challenge at the Craft Barn this week, using glitter. Now I remember why I don't use it gets everywhere LOL. There was a lovely tutorial using a border punch which I wanted to try. Using double sided sticky paper you punched out the border. Found this really hard as it wouldn't punch through the glossy liner so I attached it to some ordinary paper and it worked. Also punched some daisies and glittered them as well. Mojos not working too well just now so finished card isn't too great but I thought i'd enter it anyway. Hope you like it.







Posted by Christa on April 9, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Its Spring!

Thats the theme I used for the altered bottlecap swap over at Cardmaking Paradise. I always find open themes really hard so as it was March I decided i'd make mine with a Spring theme.

I flattened the bottlecaps in the cuttlebug and coloured them with copic pens. I found in a craft catalogue some suitable images and using a circle punch cut them out and decoupaged them. Filled the cap with diamond glaze and added some glitter and a suitable charm.

Heres a close up of one




Sing your song

Posted by Christa on April 5, 2011 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (1)

For Sara.

I Decided it was time I got inky fingers again so used a few different stamping techniques on this card for Sara birthday. The music background paper is from Craft Individuals book 3 'Spring time' and the stamps are from a set by Elusive Images.

I stamped the main solid image in blue archival ink on a piece of the background paper then spot embossed in clear powder the areas where the design shows through. I stamped the image again on white card and cut out the circle area with the bird on the branch and embossed it with UTEE then bent it ( while holding my breath LOL ) to get the cracked glass effect. Phew, it worked really well!

The tag is a spellbinders die, sponged with same colour as background paper edges, the words are stamped and clear embossed. The flowers are a Marianne design die, the centres I punched from the spare part of the second stamped image, also embossed as is the music note. Finished off with the little bird on top of the tag.




Mothers Day

Posted by Christa on April 3, 2011 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (1)

For my mum.

I hope mums everywhere enjoyed their special day today.

I made my mums card by embossing hearts on the negative from a die cut as the top layer. I printed the cute image, cut it out and matted it on the pretty die cut layer which fits nicely in the aperture. Added the flowers, flourish , greeting and some pearls to finish.

Ferro paste

Posted by Christa on April 1, 2011 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Craft Barn Challenge.

Here we are into April already, these months are just flying by. Been catching up with whats happening over at the craft barn blog and the challenge this week is using Ferro and Terra paste. Well I have a jar of each sitting gathering dust as I hadn't a clue what to do with them so this was a great tutorial and challenge for me to try.

Boy did i find them scary to use! Tried the terra first but must have applied the paste too thin as I didn't get much of an impression when I stamped into it. Had better luck with the Ferro, here's what I did.

I stamped the Paper Artsy geometric stamp onto a piece of card and cut out the shape, covered it with Ferro and stamped into it using the same stamp. Once the ferro had set I applied acrylic paint Mountain Rose, when dry highlighted the design with Peach Ballini paint dabber. Added some stickles stardust glitter for a bit of sparkle.

I wanted to keep the card simple so the ferro design really stood out so all I added to the plain white card was a swirly shape using a stencil from my paper world and the Peach Ballini dabber for the background. Stamped a small greeting and added three small punched dots for accents.